Monday, November 20, 2017

2017 Topps Luminaries - All the Dodgers Cards

A couple weeks ago Topps released a brand new card product called "Luminaries". It is a super-premium set that features no base cards, and includes only a single encapsulated on-card autographed card in each box for about $200. Go here for a complete checklist.

There are a bunch of different Corey Seager cards available to chase after. Check out most of them below.

Hit Kings Autographs

#HK-CS Corey Seager                #HK-CSE Corey Seager

Hit Kings Autograph Relics

#HKR-CS Corey Seager

2017 Topps High-Tek - All the Dodgers Insert Cards

Now that you've seen the 2017 Topps High-Tek Dodgers' base cards, here are the rest of 'em. FEatured below are all of the Dodgers' inserts you can find. Unfortunately, all Bellinger and Seager autographed cards come with a redemption. Also, there appears to be only one Dodgers base card "Clubhouse Image Variation" available and it is of Corey Seager. If any more pop up I will be sure to update this post.

Clubhouse Image Variations

#HT-CS Corey Seager

Blog Kiosk: 11/20/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


It was rivalry weekend here is Southern California. USC faced off against the UCLA on the gridiron and Joc Pederson was on-hand to root for the Trojans. In fact, he lead the team out of the tunnel onto the field. BTW, although Pederson did not go to USC his father did. So, he has a family connection to the university.

Photo above of Joc with Lynn Swann via USC Athletics on twitter. Below are more links to check out:

Friday, November 17, 2017

2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition - The Dodgers Cards

Following on the heals of Topps Archives Signature Series buyback cards release earlier this month is the "Postseason" edition of Archives Signature Series. It includes ballplayers who have played a significant part in postseason play. Go here for more information.

According to the supplied checklist there are eight players who once wore Dodger Blue that are available. So far, I've been able to track down signed Archives cards of seven of those eight Dodgers - the only missing piece being Rickey Henderson.

Below is just a sampling of known Dodger cards that are available in packs. There are no doubt more out there, so below is far from a complete checklist.

On a side note, I really hate that they made Andruw Jones Dodgers' cards. He was terrible for us and I'd rather forget about his short stay in Los Angeles. Furthermore, I gotta get that Jesse Orozco 1988 Topps card. He played such a huge role for the team - not only as a reliever, but as the man who basically help lit the fire under Kirk Gibson during Spring Training that season.

#Andruw Jones


Blog Kiosk: 11/17/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends


Sing and be merry was the theme in this original December 17, 1974 Sporting News press photo of Don Sutton with some young fans at the Dodgers annual Christmas party. (eBay link) Per the descriptor on the reverse:
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton and Santa Claus lead youngsters in a singing of Christmas carols at the Dodgers' annual party for children on Tuesday at the Stadium Club. More than 200 youngsters were in attendance and Dodger players in attendance included Sutton, Ron Cey, Al Downing, Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes and Steve Yeager.
Those kids in the photo are likely at or near their 50's today. Does anyone recognize themselves? Below are more links to check out:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

2017 Topps High-Tek - The Dodgers Base Cards

Newly released this week is Topps 2017 High-Tek Baseball packs, and featured below are all six Dodgers' base cards. Go here to see a complete checklist.

As you know, this set has numerous base background pattern variations available for each player. From what I can tell, there are 16 different patterns and each player has eight different background pattern variations to chase after.

Base

#HT-CK Clayton Kershaw        #HT-CBE Cody Bellinger